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Musk picks Vegas for Zuckerberg ‘cage match’ challenge

Musk picks Vegas for Zuckerberg ‘cage match’ challenge

CEO Elon Musk reportedly suggested Las Vegas as the location for a “cage match” after Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg challenged him to a fight.

Elon Musk tweeted late Wednesday, “Vegas Octagon.” He was responding to an Instagram post by Zuckerberg, who responded with the message “send me the location” after the Tesla boss confirmed he was up for a “cage match”.

Cage matches have been popularized by mixed martial arts or MMA franchises such as the UFC. “Octagon” refers to the cage surrounding the ring in which the fighters fight because it has eight sides.

The chain of exchanges began earlier this week when Mario Navafal, founder and CEO of International Blockchain Consulting, tweeted that “Meta will release a ‘Twitter rival’ thread.”

is reportedly working on a stand-alone, text-based social network app that could compete with Twitter.

Elon Musk responded to Nawfal, saying: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be subjected to a jack without any other option. At least it would be ‘sensible’. Got worried for a moment there. ”

Another user warned Musk, saying, “Better be careful @elonmusk, I heard he does ju jitsu now.”

Zuckerberg reportedly has a white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He trains under Judo and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Dave Camarillo of the Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Academy, who has trained multiple UFC champions.

This led to a comment from Musk that suggested he was ready for a fight with Zuckerberg. Elon Musk quipped, “I’m open to a cage match if it makes a noise.”

The Verge tech publication confirmed that Zuckerberg is “serious about fighting Elon Musk and is now awaiting details” if Musk decides to follow through. “The story speaks for itself,” a Meta spokesperson told the media outlet, referring to Zuckerberg’s Instagram story.

It is unclear whether the fight between the two tech leaders would actually happen or whether Elon Musk’s tweets were serious. A spokesperson for Meta was not immediately available when contacted by CNBC.

Late Wednesday, Musk posted another tweet saying: “I have this cool move I call ‘The Walrus’ where I just hover over my opponent and do nothing.”

He also said, “I never work out other than picking up my kids and tossing them in the air.”

”Twitter owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk seemingly picked Vegas for the location of a “cage match” after being challenged by Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.”

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